Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed letter identification and corresponding sounds again. We discussed the "at" and "ig" word families, clapped out the syllables to each word and identified them in text. He also completed a phonics worksheet that identified pictures beginning with the letter "b." He was a little resistant to try to read words and sounds he was unfamiliar with, but became more cooperative throughout the session. I also appreciated the reading material that he brought along with him today (that he is using at his reading camp) for it related nicely to what we are working on!"
"The student and I reviewed parts of speech again today. I think she is definitely getting more comfortable with them. We still have some work to do, and she asked me how I am able to remember all of the different parts of speech. But I'm sure by the end of the summer she will be a wiz at them! We will transition back to math next week and make sure she remembers fractions and division that we have learned in previous weeks."
"The student and I reviewed several single-letter sounds that he found a bit more challenging in our previous sessions: W, V, Q. He practiced writing W, V, and Q (big and small) on lines provided on a worksheet. He also identified objects whose beginning sound was either "w," "v," or "q" and colored them. After completing the sound activities, he read a short story from a reading comprehension notebook. We did some echo reading to finish out the lesson. I'm looking forward to seeing him again on Sunday!"
"The student and I reviewed some of the important details and events that occurred in the novel he chose to read for his summer reading. After the discussion, we began working on some questions assigned to the novel. We spoke about each question, and then he wrote his thoughts down. Afterward, he edited his work as I made suggestions here and there. We completed reviewing his first 7th grade assignment in an hour and we called it a day. He was relieved and content with completing the assignment."
"The student and I reviewed syllable sounds. She was doing much better than when we first went over the concept. I also began introducing her to prefixes and suffixes. We completed one activity that allowed her to match the correct prefix or suffix to its root word. She has shown much progress and is able to identify some multi-syllable words. She stayed engaged during the entire session."
"The student and I reviewed syllable types, sorted syllable types and worked on word fluency. I gave an introduction to past participles and we reviewed prepositions and prepositional phrases. Then we reviewed the plot of Hamlet, and I asked him to find out more about the play before our next session. Beginning next week, we will combine literacy lessons with word study and communications preparation."